Prices of soft drinks rise amid FX woes, inflationary pressure

Prices of soft drinks are on the rise as the industry continues to grapple with the fallout from macroeconomic headwinds induced by the drop in oil price. Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the More »

How brewers are selling beer with folklore

As Nigeria’s recession deepens and consumers pockets are squeezed, majority of those still drinking have shifted their beer preferences to value or low cost brands. Nigerian Breweries Plc, the country’s leading brewer More »

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McDowell’s No. 1 Whisky transitions to new name, Mr. Dowell’s

McDowell’s No. 1, the largest selling whisky in Nigeria and a brand produced and marketed by Guinness Nigeria Plc under licensing agreement from Diageo Plc, its parent company, has announced a name change to ‘Mr. Dowell’s No.1’.

Speaking on the name change, Temitope Adenle, Brand Manager, Mr. Dowell’s No.1, said, the new name was the overwhelming favourite of Nigerians who joined in a unique social media campaign for a name change which lasted for two weeks.

Lagos prepares to welcome Beer lovers to 2018 Edition of ‘Nigeria Beer Festival’

The Lagos State Government is putting finishing touches to welcoming beer lovers to the second edition of the Nigeria Beer Festival set to begin on Thursday, 25 October through 31 October 2018. The event organisers have promised to make the week-long event a memorable experience for attendees.

Kelvin Oduntan shakes up Nigerian Special at World Class Global Competition in Berlin

Kelvin Oduntan, World Class Nigeria Winner represented Nigeria at the just concluded World Class Global Competition in Berlin, Germany. The contest attracted 56 of the finest bartenders from across the world vying for the title of Bartender of the Year.

Known for his traditional style which he expresses through his fashion and mixology, Kelvin stayed true to his roots by delivering a truly Nigerian spin to the classic cocktail, Dutch Mule. Instead of the usual ginger beer, his recipe combined ginger-infused palm wine and lime juice with the meticulous sophistication of Ketel One Vodka. His serve was very well received by the audience in Berlin who kept coming back to experience the original Nigerian Mule.

Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Director at Nigerian Breweries moves on

Kufre Ekanem, the long-serving Corporate Affairs Director at Nigerian Breweries Plc has resigned his position effective 1st October, 2018.

Ekanem, who was a member of the Executive Committee of the brewing company and the public face of the company in host communities, is leaving to start a consulting firm, Philosoville Limited, a Culture, Marketing and Public Relations consultancy company, according to sources close to the respected communications expert and poet.

Abuja Teacher Wins 2018 Edition of Maltina Teacher of the Year Awards

The quest for the best teacher in secondary schools in Nigeria in 2018 came to a glorious end on Thursday, when Olasunkanmi Samuel Opeifa, a teacher from Government Day Secondary School, Karu, Abuja emerged as the 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year.

For the feat, Opeifa was rewarded with One Million Naira in addition to Five Hundred Thousand Naira he received as state champion from Abuja. He will also get One Million Naira every year for the next five years and a block of six classrooms built at his school.

Euro Global Foods rewards distributors, marketers at Champions Awards

Euro Global Foods and Distilleries, a subsidiary of Sona Group Nigeria Limited, recently celebrated its distributors and marketers who excelled in the course of their business partnerships with the company through the year.

Mr. Arjan Mirchandani, Chairman of Sona Group of Industries, while delivering his goodwill message noted that the award is a reward for hard work, passion and dedication.

CWAY struggles to meet demand as it extends line into yoghurt

CWAY Foods & Beverages Nigeria Ltd said that business can’t be better as combined installed production capacity of fruit-flavoured milk drink firms cannot meet consumer demand in the country.

The Chinese company which came into Nigeria in 1999 and arguably can take some credit for pioneering the concept of fruit-flavoured milk drinks in the country said that growth in the sub-sector is being driven by the nation’s rising population as every Nigerian in different demography is a potential user of the various dairy products.

Hero Lager marks 17th Annual Ofala Festival with Obi of Onitsha

Hero lager, a premium beer brand from the stables of International Breweries Plc, the Nigerian subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, celebrated the 17th edition of the annual Ofala Festival in Onitsha with the Obi of Onitsha, His Majesty, Igwe Alfred Achebe and his subjects at the Ime Obi (his palace). The beer brand is a major sponsor of the event.

Coca-Cola Nigeria launches ‘Mama’, the affordable 1litre PET bottle of Coke

Coca-Cola Nigeria on Saturday unveiled ‘Mama’, the affordable 1Litre PET bottle of Coke.

Mama, which embodies the spirit of generosity and kindness of the Nigerian mother, is created to bring families closer by encouraging intimate family moments and making every moment worth sharing for the Nigerian family.

Trader arrested for producing adulterated alcohol brands

The Lagos State Police Command announced the arrest of a trader, Emmanuel Nwodo, for allegedly distributing adulterated alcoholic beverages in the Iju area of the state.

Nwodo, who is 38, was reportedly apprehended with chemicals suspected to be ethanol and other materials used in the production of fake drinks.